ULTRAGIRL

Real Name: Susanna "Suzy" Lauren Sherman

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Kree) mutant/mutate

Occupation: Would-be Model

Group Membership: Avengers Resistance, New Warriors;
formerly Initiative, Secret Avengers

Affiliations: Amber (Ahmbra), Chiyomi, Gretchen, Melody (close friends); Seth (boyfriend); Ahmbra, Dandre, Madame Singre, Zenna (Kree, would-be mentors), Sentinel (information source), Armory, Avengers, Bengal, Black Widow, Captain America (Steve Rogers), Luke Cage, Cloud 9, Constrictor, Debrii, Gargoyle (Isaac Christians), Gauntlet, Hardball, Hulkling, Iron Man (Tony Stark), Junior Guardsmen, Heavy Hitters (Nonstop, Prodigy, Telemetry), Justice (Vance Astrovik), Komodo, Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers), Nighthawk, Night Thrasher (Donyell Taylor), Rage, Rangers, Scarlet Spiders, Miriam Sharpe, She-Hulk, S.H.I.E.L.D., Silhouette, Slapstick, Spider-Man (Parker), Thor Girl (Skrull imposter), Trauma, Mr. Van Patrick, War Machine (James Rhodes), Wiccan, Wonder Man

Enemies: Brother Grimm, Effex, Force of Nature (Aqueduct, Skybreaker, Sunstreak, Terraformer), Freedom Force (Challenger, Cloud-9, Equinox, Think Tank), Griffin, Hindsight Lad (Carlton LaFroyge), Hydra, Living Laser, Nightmare, Penance (Robert Baldwin), Ragnarok (Thor clone), Razor-Fist (Douglas Scott), Scorcher, Sentinels, Shadow Initiative (Badd Axe, Ringer, Warbow), Skrulls, Taskmaster;
formerly Pro-Registration forces, Warbound (Badoon, Hiroim, Hulk (Bruce Banner), Elloe Kaifi, Korg, Miek)

Known Relatives: Toby (father), mother (name unrevealed),

Aliases: Tsu-Zana (her Kree name); the Prophesied One, Ultimate Unifier, Universal Unifier (names used by Kree monitoring her)

Place of Birth: Unrevealed

Base of Operations: Initiative base in Georgia
Formerly Camp Hammond, near Stamford, Connecticut
San Bernadino, California

Education: High school student

First Appearance: Ultragirl#1 (November, 1996)

 

 

Powers/Abilities: Ultragirl possesses superhuman strength (Class 50), endurance and the ability to fly through the atmosphere at sub-sonic speeds (she can also fly while carrying great weights). She heals at an exceptionally fast rate, and she can visually analyze the energy patterns of other objects or beings.
See also Comments.

Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 233 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blonde

History: The source of her abilities is unknown. She was described by a Sentinel as having mutated Kree characteristics. She is apparently a Kree (white, or impure variant) mutated by genetic manipulation of some type. She was designed to be the Ultimate Unifier, able to bring together the Blue and White Kree and return the glory to the Kree Empire. For uncertain reasons, she was brought to Earth as an infant or a small child, and raised by human parents who apparently believed her to be their own. She had no knowledge of her abilities, and thought herself to be a normal human girl. All the while, a small delegation of Kree posing as humans and living in her hometown monitored and watched over her.

 

(Ultragirl#1) - Suzy Sherman was a struggling model in Southern California when her mutant abilities emerged. Unaware of their existence, she was attacked by a Sentinel left over from Magneto's Onslaught and surprised herself and the general public by defeating it herself. An instant media sensation since the West Coast Avengers had left the area, the Hollywood industry hyped her appearance and began endorsing her media-created name, Ultragirl, without her knowledge. Meanwhile, to make the most of her new potential, Suzy called in all of her best friends to help her design a costume. Later, seeking the remains of the Sentinel she had destroyed, she learned she might be part extraterrestrial. She removed all parts of the Sentinel non-vital to its thinking and speech, in order that it could continue to tell her information about her make-up, without posing any sort of threat.

(Ultragirl#2-3) - Ultragirl unsuccessfully tried to stop a fire, which (unbeknownst to her) had been set by the criminal Effex. While she saved some firemen, she was unable to put out the fire, and ended up getting badly burnt. Fortunately, she soon learned that she was possessed of a superhuman healing power, which quickly returned her normal appearance. She returned to the fire and joined forces with the New Warriors, who had come out to investigate. Effex revealed his involvement and toyed with the young heroes, who were unable to determine which of his threats were real and which were illusion.
During a break in the battle, Suzy received an urgent call to meet with her friend Amber. Upon arriving, she was met by a group of Kree (Amber was actually one of them, as well) who had been watching over her. They told her of her true mission, and attempted to convince her to abandon her identity and go into hiding before the Shi'ar learned of her. Suzy was annoyed and astounded by their demands, and since she felt no loyalty to the Kree Empire and considered herself human, she completely ignored their requests. She returned to the struggle, and found that she also possessed an energy tracing ability, which enabled her to identify the true Effex. She took him out, although he blew up his own armor and killed himself in an attempt to go out in a blaze of glory.

(Avengers: The Initiative#10 (fb)) - Some time later, Ultragirl and Slapstick aided the New Warriors in thwarting an invasion by the extraterrestrial Badoon. In recognition of their assistance, Ultragirl and Slapstick were made full members of the New Warriors. Ultragirl had a crush on Justice and relished the chance to see more of him.

(She-Hulk II#8) - After members of the New Warriors were killed battling Nitro in Stamford, a battle that cost many civilian lives, former member Hindsight Lad began revealing information of former New Warriors members on the internet, including outing Ultragirl's real name. He was finally located by the She-Hulk, and she confronted him alongside Ultragirl, Justice, Rage, and Slapstick.

(Civil War#5) - Ultragirl was present at Captain America's new HQ when the Punisher brought an injured Spider-Man to them. She was surprised that Iron Man had Spider-Man attacked, but the Punisher told her that Spider-Man was now on their side.

(Amazing Spider-Man I#537) - Utragirl walked next to Captain America to their secret HQ after Spider-Man had officially joined their forces.

(Iron Man IV#14) - Captain America met Stark at the Yankee Stadium at 24:00, but Stark tried to attack Captain America as Iron Man during the meeting. Cap suspected it and had brought Ultragirl, Spider-Man, Cage and Silhouette along with him. Iron Man beat them all up and then left.

(Avengers: The Initiative#1) - Ultragirl became a trainee of the Initiative, and was put into basic training by the Gauntlet alongside Rage, Cloud 9, Armory, Bengal, Thor Girl, Trauma, Slapstick, Komodo and Hardball.

(Avengers: The Initiative#2) - Ultragirl was among the Initiatve recruits who were mobilized into action by the Gauntlet in order to fight off an assault by Hydra upon the US President at his Texas ranch. The Initiative heroes succeeded in their mission.

(Avengers: The Initiative#4) - The Initiative's training was interrupted by the arrival of the Hulk and his Warbound in Manhattan, come for revenge against the "Illuminati" who had seemingly destroyed the Hulk's people on Sakaar. The Initiative were assigned to crowd control under Triathlon's authority, with Ultragirl aiding in mass evacuation. However, Rage broke ranks to try and help the Avengers, and Ultragirl was among the trainees who sided with Rage.

(Avengers: The Initiative#5 (fb)) - Ultragirl and the other trainees were swiftly beaten by the Hulk and his Warbound.

(Avengers: The Initiative#5) - Ultragirl and other trainees were imprisoned at Madison Square Gardens and given obedience disks to control them. They were rescued by the Initiative's black ops team and returned to Camp Hammond.

(Avengers: The Initiative#6) - Ultragirl and the other trainees who had broken ranks were treated severely by the Gauntlet when they returned to training.

(Avengers: The Initiative#6 (fb)) - The tension between the trainees and the Gauntlet increased during the day, and Ultragirl witnessed altercations between the Gauntlet with Rage and Justice.

(Avengers: The Initiative#6) - When the Gauntlet was found badly beaten with an "NW" painted on his chest, the ex-New Warriors Ultragirl, Slapstick, Rage, Debrii and Justice were all confined and run past S.H.I.E.L.D. for interrogation. While they were confined in a cell together, Justice and Ultragirl shared a romantic moment.

(New Warriors IV#7) - Ultragirl attended an Initiative press release where she introduced to the public the Junior Guardsmen, a team of youths who would be trained in the way of heroism. When Ultragirl became flustered by the press' questions about responsibility, Ms. Marvel stepped in and set her aside. Justice confronted Ultragirl about the Junior Guardsmen, and said that he was uncomfortable with aiding the Initiative's propaganda machine.

(New Warriors IV#8) - As Ultragirl led the Junior Guardsmen in a pledge of loyalty, Justice and Rage observed her, expressing their private doubts about the Initiative and their place in it.

(Avengers: The Initiative#10) - As Rage, Ultragirl, Slapstick and Debrii discussed the problems their reputations had suffered since the Gauntlet's injuries they were suddenly contacted by Justice, using Slapstick's old New Warriors communicator. They followed a summons from Justice to the Van Patrick farm outside Bulls Gap, Tennessee. When Initiative cadets Cloud 9, Hardball and Komodo came in dire need of Michael Van Patrick's brain patterns, the former New Warriors attacked them, no longer trusting the Initiative.

(Avengers: The Initiative#11) - Before the cadets could convince the ex-New Warriors to trust them, KIA arrived and they were soon joined in battle against him by the Avengers. KIA was ultimately beaten by Cloud 9, the Scarlet Spiders and a clone of Michael Van Patrick.

(Avengers: The Initiative#12 (fb)) - The other former New Warriors chose to form a new team called Counter Force to keep an eye on the Initiative. However, Ultragirl felt herself unable to leave the Initiative because of her responsibilities with the Junior Guardsmen and said farewell to Justice.

(Avengers: The Initiative#12) - Ultragirl testified at the hearing into the deaths at Camp Hammond, relating how the Counter Force team came to be. Soon after, many of the Initiative cadets graduated from the camp, Ultragirl among them. Ms. Marvel gave Ultragirl her original super hero costume to serve as her graduation suit. Ultragirl discovered after graduation that she and Thor Girl had each been assigned to the super-team being assembled in Georgia.

(Avengers: The Initiative#18) - Ultragirl, at the headquarters of the Cavalry in Georgia and alongside her teammates Thor Girl, Stuntmaster, and Crimebuster, heard the Skrulls announce that one among them was a Skrull. Thor Girl immediately exposed herself and attacked, and she and Ultragirl engaged in a savage battle in the skies. A group of Initiative heroes (Ant-Man (Eric O'Grady), Cloud 9, Jocasta, 3-D Man), with Riot and Ryder, calling themselves the Skrull Kill Krew, soon arrived to help, fighting off a battalion of Skrulls in the process. Cloud 9 shot down both Ultragirl and Thor Girl, not knowing which was the Skrull, and the Thor Girl Skrull was soon killed. Ultragirl chose to remain behind and help Atlanta against the Skrulls.

(Avengers: The Initiative#21) - Ultragirl was furious to learn, at Camp Hammond, that she'd been ordered by Norman Osborn, the new leader of the Initiative, to surrender her costume (not knowing it was because the new Ms. Marvel/Moonstone was now using it). Her disgust deepened when she saw a wanted poster for Justice's team, learning they were now public enemies.

(Avengers: The Initiative#22) - After complaining to Cloud 9 about the costume issue, Ultragirl, in her former costume, was called to aid the recruits, teachers, and the New Warriors (Debrii, Justice, Night Thrasher, Rage, Scarlet Spiders, Slapstick) against the mad Thor-clone, Ragnarok. Ultragirl was shocked to see Vance among the attackers. In one attack, she, Geiger, and Doc Samson tried holding Ragnarok down, but he quickly escaped. In time, he left willingly. Ultragirl was shocked when Justice brought out the corpse of MVP to expose his death to the public.

(Avengers: The Initiative#23) - Ultragirl reluctantly admitted to the press that MVP's death during training was covered up by the Initiative. She later joined the New Warriors when they left Camp Hammond. She tossed her Ms. Marvel costume to the ground before leaving.

(Avengers: The Initiative#25) - The New Warriors delivered the body of MVP to his father, Mr. Van Patrick, in rural Mississippi, but he quickly ordered them away, keeping only his cloned son with him. The New Warriors rescued Gauntlet and Tigra from their attackers, Scorcher, Living Laser, Griffin, and Razorfist, and recruited them in their fight against Osborn. They began calling themselves the Avengers Resistance.

(Avengers: The Initiative#26) - Members of the Avengers Initiative (Gauntlet, Justice, Tigra, Ultragirl) attacked a bank in Charlotte, North Carolina, where they battled that state's newly appointed super team, the U-Foes (Ironclad, Vapor, Vector, X-Ray). Ultragirl traded blows with Ironclad before the police intervened, blowing through the wall. They soon retreated to Night Thrasher, having learned that he'd successful uploaded a tracking program into the bank's computers so they'd be able to tell if the U-Foes tried anything. Ultragirl wondered if their current tactics were any better than the criminals. They returned to their headquarters in Chicago, meeting the other members of the Resistance. Partly due to Slapstick's levity, a fight nearly broke out among the tense heroes, but it was quickly broken up as they were reminded of their true mission.

(Avengers: The Initiative#28) - When the Avengers Resistance heard that the Heavy Hitters (Nonstop, Prodigy, Telemetry) were succeeding from the Initiative due to Osborn's leadership, they debated about whether or not it was a trap, but, under Tigra's leadership, decided to investigate and recruit the heroes. On the flight over, Suzi, after recounting how difficult her being a renegade was on her parents, asked Vance about the status of their relationship and learned that Vance felt too unsettled to pursue things right now. They agreed to keep things amicable between them. When they arrived, they found the Heavy Hitters battling the Force of Nature (Aqueduct, Skybreaker, Sunstreak, Terraformer), the U-Foes (Ironclad, Vapor, Vector, X-Ray), Freedom Force (Challenger, Cloud-9, Equinox, Think Tank), members of the Shadow Initiative (Badd Axe, Ringer (Keith Kraft), Warbow), and other trainees (Brother Grimm, Griffin, Scorcher, Razor-Fist). They briefly battled, and swiftly departed with Nonstop and Telemetry, though Night Thrasher was captured. Prodigy, initially angry at Justice's team for trying to intervene, chose to remain behind and make a final stand for himself. Nonstop, Telemetry, and Debrii chose to flee the country to Europe.

(Avengers: The Initiative#29) - The Avengers Resistance (Gauntlet, Justice, Rage, Scarlet Spider, Slapstick, Tigra, Ultragirl) attacked Camp HAMMER in an attempt to free the captive Night Thrasher. They fought off HAMMER agents, Scorcher, Ringer, Quicksand, and Badd Axe before Taskmaster and Penance arrived to stop them. During the fight, Ultragirl was covered in Scorcher's flames before he was defeated.

(Avengers: The Initiative#30) - Ultragirl and the others were hit hard by Penance's powers as Taskmaster goaded him into action. The battle was soon interrupted, however, when Nightmare and his demons invaded Camp HAMMER, but Penance soon defeated him, then covered for the Avengers Resistance as they escaped with Night Thrasher.

(Avengers: The Initiative#31) - At the new headquarters of the Resistance, at one of Tigra's old bases in California, Ultragirl introduced Night Thrasher to Komodo. They continued working to find evidence of the U-Foes banking errors. When Ultragirl confronted Tigra on her abuse of the Hood's villains, Tigra angrily lectured her and put Ultragirl in her place. Ultragirl went to Justice for advice and he kissed her, renewing their relationship.

(Avengers: The Initiative#32) - On the news, the Avengers Resistance heard about the Initiative's attack on Asgard, over Broxton, Oklahoma. Disgusted, they decided to attack Camp HAMMER while it was unguarded. Ultragirl wondered if Osborn could truly be as evil as they expected him to be.

(Avengers: The Initiative#34) - When Badd Axe nearly slashed her with his axe, Ultragirl commented on the villains' powers being upgraded by the Hood's Norn Stones, and Justice, who was in battle with the Ringer, responded to her with frustrated sarcasm. Soon, the battle was joined by Penance (who revealed himself as Robbie Baldwin), Bengal, Butterball, and Batwing, and Hood rushed off with many of his soldiers.

COMMENTS: Created by Barbara Kesel & Leonard Kirk.

A really great heroine in the pattern of DC's Supergirl and Power Girl enhanced by the materialism of Hollywood, Ultragirl is the next best thing to Marvel picking up the rights to the original Kryptonian Supergirl.

Apparently, Ultragirl is related to the extraterrestrial Kree -- meaning one of her parents is extraterrestrial or both posing as human beings.

Ultragirl's in for a rude awakening if she thinks that Sentinel is going to remain in a helpless, non-dangerous state. Then again, if she's never seen again, it won't really matter.

While there are boatloads of generic, carbon-copy "bad girl" characters out there, Ultragirl was designed to be a more realistic "good girl." (with a not overdone touch of Valley Girl in there, too). It was definitely an interesting story, and I'd love to see Peter David pick it up in Captain Marvel. So e-mail Marvel and tell them that you want this to. DO IT!

Firestar was somewhat hostile towards Ultra Girl, seeing her as a potential rival for her fiance Justice's affections. Rage asked her out, and she told him he was in the running, because she still had mixed feelings about her own on-again-off-again boyfriend.

Additional info/comments, courtesy of Flank McLargehuge:
She was originally intended to be part of the Ultraverse (hence the name).  And I got the impression from the story that she was a mutant human/pink Kree hybrid, rather than just a pink Kree mutant or mutate (Could be, but I'm not sure, and it's not clearly defined--Snood).  She probably also still has the female Kree psychic abilities that are from the current CAPTAIN MARVEL series, which might explain why Rage and Speedball were falling all over each other to hook up with her, and Firestar was so jealous when she and Justice barely talked.  Also, I got the impression that she can manifest new powers when she needs them -- she gained the power to see energy signatures just after wishing she could tell Effex's armatures from the real guy, and though she was severely burnt by a fire, once she'd healed from it she was invulnerable to future burning.

Ultragirl has an entry in OHotMU 2006 A-Z#12.

Profile by William Uchtman , Prime Eternal and Snood.

Clarifications: No connections to:


 

Amber, actually Ahmbra, was one of Suzy's inner circle of friends, but was really one of the Kree watching over her. Nevertheless, after Suzy ditched the advice of her Kree mentors, Amber stayed loyal to her friend. As a token of trust, Suzy didn't tell any of their other friends of Amber's true nature, or her secret agenda.
--UG#1 (2, 3

 

 

 

 


 

 

The rest of the Kree were entirely dedicated to guiding Suzy to attain her mission as the Ultimate Unifier. Madame Singre acted as Dr. Singer, Suzy's doctor, but the rest of them remained hidden for her life. What attempts or plots they have to force her to follow their plans after she refused their demands are unrevealed.
--UG#2 (3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Ultragirl#2, Cover (Ultragirl main image)
(Ultragirl head shot)
Ultragirl#3, Cover (Ultragirl fights)
(Ahmbra)
(other Kree mentors)


Other appearances:
Ultragirl#2-3 (January-March, 1997) - Barbara Kesel (writer), Leonard Kirk (pencils), Terry Pallot & Bob Almond (#2) (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
She-Hulk II#8 (July, 2006) - Dan Slott (writer), Paul Smith (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Civil War#5 (November, 2006) - Mark Millar (writer), Steve McNiven (pencils), Dexter Vines (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Iron Man IV#14 (January, 2007) - Daniel & Charles Knauf (writers), Patrick Zircher (pencils), Scott Hanna (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man I#537 (February, 2007) - J. Michael Straczynski (writer), Ron Garney (pencils), Bill Reinhold (inks), Axel Alonso (editor)
Civil War: Battle Damage Report#1 (2007)

Avengers: The Initiative#1-2 (June, 2007) - Dan Slott (writer), Stefano Caselli (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers: The Initiative#4-5 (September-October, 2007) - Dan Slott (writer), Stefano Caselli (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers: The Initiative#6 (November, 2007) - Dan Slott (writer), Steve Uy (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Warriors IV#7-8 (February-March, 2008) - Kevin Grevioux (writer), Jon Malin (penciler), Victor Olazaba (inker), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
Avengers: The Initiative#10-11 (May-June, 2008) - Dan Slott, Christos N. Gage (writers), Stefano Caselli (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers: The Initiative#12 (June, 2008) - Dan Slott, Christos N. Gage (writers), Steve Uy (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers: The Initiative#18 (December, 2008) - Dan Slott, Christos Gage (writers), Steve Kurth (penciler), Drew Hennessey (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers: The Initiative#20 (February, 2009) - Christos N. Gage & Dan Slott (writer), Steve Kurth (penciler), Drew Hennessy (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers: The Initiative#21-22 (March-April, 2009) - Christos N. Gage (writer), Humberto Ramos (penciler/inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers: The Initiative#23 (June, 2009) - Christos N. Gage (writer), Humberto Ramos (penciler/inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers: The Initiative#25 (August, 2009) - Christos Gage (writer), Humberto Ramos (penciler/inker), Jeannine Schaefer (editor)
Avengers: The Initiative#26 (September, 2009) - Christos Gage (writer), Rafa Sandoval (penciler), Roger Bonet (inker), Jeanine Schaefer (editor)
Avengers: The Initiative#28 (November, 2009) - Christos Gage (writer), Rafa Sandoval (penciler), Roger Bonet (inker), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Avengers: The Initiative#29 (December, 2009) - Christos N. Gage (writer), Jorge Molina (penciler), Victor Olazaba (inker), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Avengers: The Initiative#30 (January, 2010) - Christos Gage (writer), Jorge Molina (penciler), Victor Olazaba, Andrew Hennessy (inkers), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Avengers: The Initiative#31 (February, 2010) - Christos Gage (writer), Rafa Sandoval (penciler), Roger Bonet (inker), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Avengers: The Initiative#32 (March, 2010) - Christos Gage (writer), Mahmud Asrar (penciler), Rebecca Buchman (inker), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Avengers: The Initiative#34 (May, 2010) - Christos Gage (writer), Jorge Molina (penciler), Andrew Hennessy (inker), Bill Rosemann (editor)


Last updated: 10/15/07

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